Jazz

Interview: Phaedra

'As audiences for classical music grow older and smaller, it’s vital that new generations of listeners are created' - Phaedra violinist Peter Granell on how experimental ensembles are keeping the genre alive...

Interview: Shatner’s Bassoon

Named after an impossibly funny sketch in nineties cult comedy Brass Eye, it’s fitting Shatner’s Bassoon are a barrel of oddness, inventiveness and wit. Delve in, you won't regret it...

30 seconds interview: Mali Hayes

Manchester's Mali Hayes whips up hip-hop, alt R&B and jazz into a forward-thinking new soul sound, which is like little else out there. Get to know before her Great Escape gig!

Interview: Submotion Orchestra

'Bryson Tiller sampling All Yours has definitely brought around a new younger fan base and street cred for us' - the genre-defying Leeds band on why rappers love their sound plus going DIY for their new album...

Interview: XamVolo

Neo-soul newcomer XamVolo is a game-changing all-rounder who's getting serious props on both sides of the pond. Here, he opens up his musical mind and lets us have a peek inside...

30 seconds interview: Mansion of Snakes

'The earth shall shake and the serpents will dance, for Mansion of Snakes is here' proclaim the psych-jazz 12-piece from Leeds. And who are we to argue? This is thrilling stuff...